Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Jim, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:12-15 NKJV.
Here we will see why a Word study has a definite place in one’s walk with our Lord as a tool of enrichment.
Why is praising God a sacrifice? The word “sacrifice” (Greek thusia # 2378) comes from the root thuo, a verb meaning “To kill or slaughter for a purpose.” Praise often requires that we “kill” our pride, fear, or sloth—anything that threatens to diminish or interfere with our worship of the Lord.
In this definition of the word thusia we also discover the basis of all our praise: the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by Him, in Him, with Him, to Him, and for Him that we offer our sacrifice of praise to God.
Praise will never be successfully hindered when we keep its focus on Him—The author and finisher of our salvation. His Cross, His Blood, His Love gift of life and forgiveness to us. Let us keep praise as a living sacrifice! Praise God, thank you Lord Jesus